Accessible Expressions Ohio
Accessible Expressions Ohio (AEO) is one of the most diverse art exhibits on display. It is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of sixty 2D and 3D art by Ohio artists with disabilities. Artists of any age, living in Ohio, with a disability may enter in the Youth, Emerging, or Professional categories. The application for 2023 is open! Apply now!
Host Accessible Expressions Ohio at a site in your neighborhood. We work to make this easy for you: flexible date availability for scheduling; just the right number of pieces to meet the needs of your space; and a Art Possible Ohio staff member will assist with installation and deinstallation.
Each year Art Possible Ohio's Board of Directors purchases an artwork for the annual exhibition for our permenant collection.
Art Possible Ohio encourages the sale of artwork and your artwork purchase supports artists directly. We adds a 20% commission on sales to cover the cost of tours and administration.
Artists of any age, who are residents of Ohio and have a disability are eligible to apply. As defined by the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. You do not have to disclose the actual disability.
Submissions must be original artwork, completed within the last 2 years. Artists may submit one (1) or two (2) entries. All artwork must have a visual component, but can be 2D, 3D, and/or wearable.
Entries are reviewed by a panel of practicing artists, educators, and arts administrators who determine standards, originality, and diversity. The team chooses which works will be in the exhibition and which will receive awards. All decisions are final.
We will post your work to our virtual exhibition through Facebook and Instagram. If your artwork is for sale it will be featured on our Square store. We will also send you a certificate of participation. Accessible Expressions Ohio also has awards available that will be chosen by the exhibition judges: Best in Show; 1st place - 3rd place in each of the three categories; and the Current Events Special Award.
Absolutely! Art Possible Ohio encourages the sale of artwork. Art Possible Ohio adds a 20% commission on sales to cover the cost of tours and administration so please take that into consideration when you price your artworks.
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July 15, 2022
Money Received from Artwork: The Effect on SSI Disability Benefits
In this presentation, OSHIP Medicate Volunteer Counselor, Darenda Geer will discuss how the receipt of financial awards such as payment from art sales, income, and grants effect disability benefits to include healthcare, housing, food assistance. Financial calculation examples will be given as well as work incentives that can help individuals keep more of their cash benefit when receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
February 16, 2022
Getting Your Artwork Seen
Join Lynette Santoro-Au, Executive Director of the reputable ROY G BIV Gallery, as she shares hot tips for emerging artists who wish to advance their professional opportunities with gallery spaces. She’ll touch on how ROY G BIV gallery supports the impact of new art and artists, what excites her about supporting emerging artists, and what makes an artist portfolio stand out among others. This will be an informal presentation with opportunities for attendees to ask questions and share personal experiences.
October 26, 2021
Photographing Your Artwork for Exhibits
This workshop outlines a few simple, but fundamental rules that all artists should know when documenting their work for professional, personal, or social purposes. We will look at a few of the challenges that come up when translating a physical object (your art) into a digital object (your art as an electronic file) so that it can be easily shared with others for entry into exhibitions and online platforms. The workshop will also provide a variety of recommendations for digital tools, alternative to expensive professional equipment, in order to make the process of documenting more fun and accessible.